Duke Symphony Orchestra with Student Concerto Competition winner Bryan Tong
Program includes Jennifer Higdon: "Blue Cathedral," Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 1 in D Major, "The Titan," and 2018-2019 Student Concerto Competition winner Bryan Tong performing Mvt. 1 of Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor. Harry Davidson is music director of the Duke Symphony Orchestra. Bryan Tong is a freshman at Duke University, planning to pursue majors in Computer Science and Statistical Science as well as a minor in Finance. He is a 2018 National YoungArts Foundation Merit Winner in Piano, as well as a Licentiate of The Royal Schools of Music in Piano Performance after passing the LRSM examination with distinction. In 2013, he was one of the seven national finalists in the Music Teachers National Association Junior Piano Performance Competition after winning at the state and Eastern Division levels. In addition, Bryan was the first-degree winner of the junior category of the II Debut International Piano Competition. With this achievement, he was invited to perform in Ehrbaar Hall in Vienna and in Carnegie Hall for his solo recital debut. He also received 2nd place in the Young Artist category of
the VI Chopin International Piano Competition in Hartford, Connecticut. Bryan currently studies piano at Duke with Professor Pei-fen Liu, and previously with Boris Berman of the Yale School of Music.